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Inbox Insights

you've got mail“How you are in your inner life is a reflection of how you do things in your outer life,” says Dr. Greenfield, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Greenfield recently appeared in a segment on The Today Show which aired on January 22, 2013. He shared some very interesting insights about our inboxes and who we are. Take a look at the following to find out what your inbox says about you:

Tidy Inbox-ers regularly discard emails they no longer need, organize emails into folders, do not allow emails to pile up and actually work to keep their inbox set at zero. These folks also tend to have clean, organized closets and cars; they are the detail-oriented types among us.

Robust Inbox-ers have a very full email inbox that contains a good number of unread emails; thank goodness it is digital or else they would be buried under a mountain of envelopes. This applies to individuals who are over-extended, expansive, not so involved with details, but more big picture. As Dr. Greenfield shared, these folks tend to “focus more on the forest as opposed to the trees.”

The spot then moves onto Email Etiquette:

Splitters are those that put part of a sentence in the subject line and then continue the sentence in the body of the email. Their emails tend to get read! They peak our curiosity and perhaps our sense of closure . . . we just have to know how the rest of the sentence reads!

No Subject people tend to annoy others, so always fill in that Subject line : )

Signature Heavy folks will include not only their contact info and social media pages in their email signature, but perhaps include a quote, where they like to shop, the new hot song they cannot stop humming and more. These people want you to know who they are!

Though the segment did not cover the CAPITAL LETTER ONLY EMAILERS (stop yelling at me), those that abbr (abbreviate) almost evy (every) word poss (possible) or DYK anyone that transfers their TXT abilities into their emails OMG LOL; I found the inbox insights shared on the segment to be so interesting I just had to share them with you.

So who are you? Are you a Tidy/Splitter, a Robust/Signature Heavy? Share your own inbox insights with me on my Facebook page! Thank you to all the AMPs out there! What? You are not familiar with AMP? That would be Awesome Meeting Planner : )

*Thanks to It’s An Average Life for the image!

Insane Inbox

How many emails do you get in an average day? How many of them do you actually read? How many do you automatically delete? Why don’t you just go in and unsubscribe?
I know, I am with you on this one. Our inboxes are inundated daily with little ditties from all of the sites we’ve ever ordered from, subscriptions we signed up for due to a passing interest, and information that made sense for us years ago, but now seems sort of silly. What to do?
Rather than go through each email to find that tiny 5-point font “unsubscribe” link hidden at the bottom, here is an idea that could help you tidy up that overstuffed inbox. Check out Unroll.me. This simple online tool hooks to your Gmail, Yahoo, AOL and more! After giving it permission to link to your email client, it will populate a page with your subscriptions and you can simply unsubscribe from any lists you are no longer interested in.
For example, perhaps you no longer read the weekly Origami Update or the daily email about Hummingbird Migration (no offense to hummingbirds, I happen to be a big fan of the little guys), with Unroll.me you will be able to easily unsubscribe from all the bothersome emails all at once and in one place. Perhaps you would like to keep some emails, but would rather receive them all at one time, you can organize, or “roll up” a group of emails into one email and choose to receive it morning, afternoon or evening.
Now, about that old fashioned inbox that we refer to as a mailbox. PaperKarma is a handy app that allows you take a picture of the junk mail you no longer wish to receive, the mailer will be contacted to remove you from their distribution list. Tada! Less paper mail, less digital mail, more time!
PS. I hope that you found the above information quite helpful and do not choose to “unroll” me.

PPS. Thank you!

*Thank you to Vertical Response for the image!